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Hotel & Travel

*NIH program staff do not pay for or make any travel arrangements for symposium attendees, including selected speakers. All attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements and payments.

Hotel & Symposium Venue

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda - Washington DC

8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3624

Phone: (301) 652-2000

 

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda - Washington, DC is just a few miles from the tours, events, attractions, monuments, and business district of Washington, DC and is within walking distance of over 100 shops, restaurants and local attractions in downtown Bethesda. The hotel is a 9 minute walk (0.5 miles) from the Metrorail red line Bethesda station in the heart of downtown Bethesda.

General Information

Reservations closed on May 7, 2018. Those who made reservations on the symposium room block enjoy:

  • Symposium room rate of $243 per night
  • Complimentary in-room and meeting space Wi-Fi
  • $18 day-use and overnight valet-parking
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Metrorail red line Bethesda station and NIH campus
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Check-out time: 12pm

Travel

Local Airports

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport to the hotel at 12 miles and is accessible by Metrorail service. Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 26 miles from the hotel, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is 35 miles from the hotel. We suggest considering all three airports when planning your travel to the 2018 High-Risk, High-Reward Research Symposium as airfares and flight schedules differ between these airports depending on your departure city.

Travel From Washington National Airport - 12 miles, 29 min. drive time (from DoubleTree website)

George Washington Parkway North to I-495 North heading towards Maryland. From I-495, take Exit 34 South Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355 South). Hotel is 2 miles on the right hand side.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Limousine $50
SuperShuttle $28
Subway/Rail $5
Taxi $46

Travel From Washington Dulles International Airport - 26 miles, 35 min. drive time (from DoubleTree website)

Dulles Access Road East to I-495 (Capital Beltway) heading North to Bethesda/Baltimore. From I-495, take Exit 34 South Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355 South). Hotel is 2 miles on the right hand side.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Limousine $60
SuperShuttle $29
Taxi $56

Travel From Baltimore/Washington International Airport - 35 miles, 42 min. drive time (from DoubleTree website)

I-95 South to I-495 (Capital Beltway), proceed West to Silver Spring/Bethesda. I-495-Exit 34 South Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike, proceed South to Bethesda/DC. Hotel is 2 miles on the right hand side.

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Limousine $75
SuperShuttle $39
Taxi $75

Alternate Transportation

  • Union Station (Amtrak's headquarters): A superbly restored, historic, mixed-use, inter-modal transportation and shopping center located just blocks from the U.S. capitol Building. The terminal is served by Metro, Amtrak, MARC, and VRE commuter railroads, and is the main bus terminal of Washington DC as well as a drop off and pick up center for many DC tour bus operators.
  • Metrorail: The easiest mode of public transportation in the Washington DC region. Bethesda Station on the red line is the closest Metro stop (0.5 miles from the hotel).
  • Metrobus: Provides more than 400,000 trips each weekday serving 11,500 bus stops in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Metrobus is the sixth busiest bus agency in the United States, with a fleet of more than 1,500 buses operating on 325 routes.

 

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This page last reviewed on September 21, 2018